That's where it started. About 6 years ago when I took my cross-country drive, I found myself in Missouri, Independence to be exact. I thought to myself, since I'm so close, I should visit President Truman's library. That started my obsession/interest in presidential homes and libraries.
So far, I've only visited two others - the Kennedy Library in Massachusetts and Sagamore Hill, the home of Teddy Roosevelt. They have been interesting trips and I've learned a few things.
In the next few weeks I hope to visit Gettysburg and the Eisenhower Farm. That will make four homes or libraries. I'm trying to put a few days together to visit Hyde Park, the home of FDR.
When I was in high school, I visited Mount Vernon, George Washington's home. I really can't count that since I was very young at the time and didn't fully appreciate the history.
I've got to get a list of nearby presidential homes in the east so I can make a good historical road trip. Maybe next year I'll plan a trip to California for the Reagan and Nixon Libraries and then to Texas for three libraries - LBJ and the two presidents Bush.
Does anyone out there know of any other presidential homes or libraries?